Assistant Accountant

Posted 3 May by Command Recruitment
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Assistant Accountant (Oxford and Newbury Car Dealerships)

Previous Accounts Experience in a Car Dealership is Highly Desired

We are seeking an Assistant Accountant to join our client for a superb Car Dealership Group one of the largest in the UK. This role is available as the previous candidate has been promoted so progression is encouraged.

You will be paid Mileage and expected to spend part of your working week at each Dealership. Some Hybrid Working maybe available

This is a fantastic role for a commercially minded, motor trade experienced(not essential), accounts person ready to step up to the next level, or an existing Assistant Accountant to join their division. This is a role where you will work closely with the Dealership Accountant & Heads of Business, and the on-site Accounts office team, making a real difference to the operational performance while ensuring all financial control and accounting processes are in place.

Your focus will be on the day-to-day overseeing of the financial health of a Leading Car Brand franchises, and the efficient operation of an accounts team who processes daily accounting transactions for these sites. In addition to these duties, you will be required to

  • Assist with balance sheet control and risk/audit management,
  • Ensuring inventory checks meet internal requirements,
  • Managing working capital and ongoing cost reviews.

This can be a developmental role for somebody with aspirations to become a Dealership Accountant, you will take the initial lead for the Management Accounts - once trained.

They offer training, in addition, to study support and ongoing on-site training/leadership & support. You will work as part of the dealership finance & admin team, and as a part of our retail finance division and will work to support the dealerships with day-to-day financial reporting and management. Offered on a full-time basis, this role reports to the Regional Accountant.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a similar role in the motor industry and will be equally adept at sole working as well as working with and supervising a small team.

What does a typical day/week/month involve?

Daily

  • Liaise with local management as well as divisional and group-level accounting staff to ensure a consistent approach
  • Manage risk and working capital matters
  • Ensure all accounts office tasks have been completed in an accurate and timely manner

Weekly

  • Bad debt provision reporting & review
  • Manufacturer bonus debt reconciliations

Monthly

  • Assisting with the production of management accounts as required by the dealership leadership team, dealership accountant & group finance
  • Calculate and post accruals and prepayments
  • Demo write-down
  • Fixed Asset depreciation
  • Composite submission to the Brand
  • Monthly Performance Review meeting file - supporting documentation preparation
  • Key controls preparation and review
  • Sales & purchase ledger close, review and reporting

The Company

  • Colleague discounts on new and used vehicles, parts and servicing
  • 25 Days Annual Leave and Additional Holiday Days added for length of Service
  • Accountancy Study Support on Offer
  • Training and Continual self-development
  • Free Eye Care Vouchers
  • Life assurance at no cost to you
  • Pension
  • Starting Salary £32-36,000 Dependant on Experience

Reference: 52586591

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